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Flavors of Our Community

Provide culturally-specific pantry packs for our neighbors experiencing food insecurity!

Join us for year three of Flavors of our Community ― a food initiative focused on increasing access to culturally-specific food items at local food shelves.

Our community is home to many cultures with a variety of meaningful foods, flavors and spices. It is important that our neighbors experiencing food insecurity have access to foods that are familiar and significant to their culture.

In partnership with 8 local nonprofit partners (see below) we’ve developed 10 different pantry packs containing a variety of food items — things like beans, noodles, sauces and spices — that are essential to cultures served by these partners.

It’s easy to get involved. Follow these steps to volunteer at home:

  1. Choose which Flavors of our Community pantry pack(s) you will assemble.
  2. Sign up with pack type(s)/quantity and your preferred drop-off location. (This helps our team better prepare for donation drop-offs.)
  3. Purchase items for your selected pantry packs. Make sure to include all listed items to ensure families receive complete packs.
  4. Assemble pantry packs by placing all items into the type of bag listed within the supply list.
  5. Drop-off completed pantry packs at the location you selected during signup (see drop-off locations below)

Completed pantry packs can be dropped off at the following locations on the specified dates/times (you will be prompted to select a drop-off location on your signup):

Bremer Bank open drop-offs: a collection box will be placed inside the lobby of the following branch locations during open business hours (9am5pm) starting Wednesday, March 1 – Friday, April 7.

    • Brooklyn Center: 5540 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
    • Eagan: 1995 RahnCliff Court, Eagan, MN 55122
    • Edina: 6900 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55435
    • Lake Elmo (Service Center): 8555 Eagle Point Blvd, Lake Elmo, MN 55042
    • Plymouth: 3415 Vicksburg Ln N, Plymouth, MN 55447
    • Roseville: 1715 County Road B2 West, Roseville, MN 55113
    • St. Paul: 423 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104

Not able to make a drop-off at a Bremer Bank location? Schedule a drop-off at Greater Twin Cities United Way by selecting “Schedule a Dropoff at United Way” during signup, and a member of the Volunteer United team will reach out to coordinate a drop-off at United Way’s office. United Way address: 404 S 8th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Interested in hosting a group or company volunteer project?

Email VolunteerUnited@gtcuw.org to learn how Volunteer United can partner with you!

Not able to Volunteer at Home?

Donate today to support Greater Twin Cities United Way’s work in Food Security.

2023 Nonprofit Partners